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 Post subject: Kgalagadi: Mata Mata Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:25 pm 
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The shop:
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The filling station:
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Some of the cottages:
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The entrance gate to the camp (taken from inside the camp):
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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:42 am 
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It is really cute and so 'out of the way'. I will definately stay there next time. I like the real 'old world' charm it has. We only spent a really short while there so I cannot say too much more about the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Mata Mata camp - Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:00 am 
[quote="DinkyBird"]The shop:]
WOW, this photo brings back memories!
Our whole life changed on this specific spot: I remember sitting on that stoep in a severe dust storm while the SO was talking on the phone at the booth on the right (he had to buy a phone card for the Namibian Telco.) It was here that we heard we are moving to Mozambique.

Thanks for posting DB!
Mata Mata is really a nice camp. We stayed there twice – 1999 and 2001. I however liked the bungalows more when the braai places were still at the back, facing the fence (1999). If I remember correctly they only use to have something like 5 and I think you had shared bathrooms. In 2001 the units were revamped and the braai was in front.


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Hi DB
Have thoroughly enjoyed all your postings, keep them coming
I need to get help with posting pics on the forum Have some great ones of the old exit into Namibia when there was a stone wall and pillars that had thatched tops. One of our favourites. Seeing these pics do bring back memories as Jumbo says. Same with us,really enjoyed the braai area at the back of the cottages (also in 1999). In 2001 stayed in the end prefab which we now prefer Can sit on the stoep and look over towards hide and waterhole. It was one evening from the stoep that we saw lion come down to drink at the waterhole


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Pic showing view from Mata Mata Camping Area looking towards hide and waterhole
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Mata-Mata is now visible on Google Earth!
Copy and Paste in these co-ordinates in 'Fly To' and it will auomatically bring you there:
25 46 02 S 20 00 00 E

(yeah, Mata-Mata is exactly within the 20th meridian!)

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 Post subject: Mata Mata-Park Homes
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Has anybody stayed in the park home(ph3&5) option of late, if so what are they like compared to the chalets?


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:00 pm 
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Hi Duncs
In 2003 we stayed in the parkhome 3. If you are familiar with caravan type fittings then you will understand when I say it is quite similar. A really tiny bathroom with a shower over a bath,
a separate bedroom with a double bed, the lounge and kitchen area is open plan. A 'double' sleeper couch pull out bed. Our two children, then aged 14 and 11 slept on this couch. I know the PH5 was similar lounge/kitchen layout but had two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with 2 singles.
All other equipment/utensils provided were the same as the chalets. Portable fans were provided in both park homes and we were really comfortable. Also, the verandah area is great, you can look across the campsite towards the hide and waterhole.
We loved this accomodation, but then we also love caravanning so we were quite familiar with compactness. Our last two visits the PH's were already booked out and we stayed in the family cottages.
We still prefer the location PH's, in fact we made our reservations early enough this time for Sept this year and have chosen the PH again!!
Do hope this helps a bit


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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:33 pm 
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Does anybody know if the park home sleeping 5 at MataMata is one bedroom or more than one?

Ta.

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- 1 bedroom with 1 single bed
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- Access Road Askham to Twee Rivieren badly damaged
- Double sleeper couch in lounge

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:34 pm 
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hope this helps :

Park Home (PH5)
1 bedroom with 1 single bed
1 bedroom with double bed
Double sleeper couch in lounge


Park Home (PH3)
1 bedroom with double bed
Single sleeper couch in lounge


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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:11 pm 
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Please ,

May somebody say me what is a parkhome? Is it a tent or something like that ?
Thank you ,

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anne catherine, I think it's a caravan with a tent attached. I stayed in something similar in Bontebok NP once.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:36 pm 
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Found a good description from Dreamer

Dreamer wrote:
In 2003 we stayed in the parkhome 3. If you are familiar with caravan type fittings then you will understand when I say it is quite similar. A really tiny bathroom with a shower over a bath, a separate bedroom with a double bed, the lounge and kitchen area is open plan. A 'double' sleeper couch pull out bed. Our two children, then aged 14 and 11 slept on this couch.

I know the PH5 was similar lounge/kitchen layout but had two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with 2 singles.
All other equipment/utensils provided were the same as the chalets. Portable fans were provided in both park homes and we were really comfortable. Also, the verandah area is great, you can look across the campsite towards the hide and waterhole.

We loved this accomodation, but then we also love caravanning so we were quite familiar with compactness. Our last two visits the PH's were already booked out and we stayed in the family cottages.

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Have booked PH3 for 12 & 13 January on my dad's 85th birthday safari.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:01 pm 
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BB,
The parkhomes are our favourite accomodation when staying in Mata Mata.
Gee, I sure do wish that my children will be doing the same for me when I'm 85


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